We are starting November off with a simple, delicious appetizer and a Giveaway!!
These guacamole scoops are easy to make and your guests will gobble them down as soon as you set them out. I have written about the health benefits of avocadoes before, so I’ll get straight to the recipe and the Giveaway!
The recipe: Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Romaine Scoops
Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 cup guacamole, 3 romaine leaves
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
1 large avocado
1 Tbsp. roasted, minced garlic
2 Tbsp. fresh, minced cilantro
2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
1/2 lime, juiced
1/8 tsp. sea salt
12 Romaine leaves (chop off ends of leaves to use in salad. Use the firm part of the leaves near the core)
Peel and pit the avocado. Add the avocado to a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the garlic, cilantro, tomato, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, and salt. Mix the ingredients.
Scoop the guacamole into the romaine leaves and serve.
Note: recipe adapted from Diabetes Forecast Magazine
The Giveaway: $50 US dollar gift card to The Little Market.
Per their website: “The Little Market is an online marketplace where customers can purchase beautiful products handmade by artisans around the world. We provide design insights, helping our partners to showcase their traditional skills and cultural techniques to a broader audience.
We practice fair trade principles, and every purchase from The Little Market generates meaningful income for the artisans and their families. Working through cooperatives and social enterprises, our artisan partners improve the quality of life in their communities in a number of ways, including literacy workshops, business training, and health programs. Women artisans are often able to work from home while caring for their families, and they can use the extra income to send their children to school.”
The Little Market has everything from handbags, candles, bowls, blankets, jewelry and iPad cases. You will be sure to find something you love!
How to enter (Do all three):
1. Like this post or comment below. (Here are some ideas on comments if you are drawing a blank: What’s your favorite appetizer? What’s your favorite item on the Little Market online marketplace?)
2. Subscribe to our blog if you don’t already. You don’t have to have a WordPress to follow; you can simply use your email address to subscribe.
3. Like us on Instagram or Facebook (We just started these accounts.. so show us some love 🙂
Extra entry: For extra entries share this giveaway on your Facebook and/or Instagram (make sure to tag us so that we know you posted it).
You can enter until 11/20/15 at Midnight EST at which time the giveaway will end and I will randomly select a winner using Random.org. Open to USA and international residents, 18 and over. (Note: there are additional shipping costs for shoppers outside of the continental US, see the The Little Market website for shipping details.)
If you win you will need to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) within 48 hours or another winner will be selected. I will email the $50.00 gift card within 14 days.
Note: this is not a sponsored post. I am not affiliated with The Little Market